Savills | Heath Lane, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 1UN | Property for sale
8,041 sq ft(747.03 sq m)
Excess of £9,000,000

Heath LaneGodalming, Surrey, GU7 1UN


    Key features

    • High specification finish for contemporary living
    • Complimenting the heritage and architectural features
    • Set in a private, tranquil and rural location
    • Nearby Godalming offering excellent amenities
    • Landscaped gardens with sport facilities
    • Planning granted for swimming pool
    • About 7.82 acres

    Beautifully refurbished, Grade II listed example of Lutyens' early work in the heart of rural Surrey

    About this property

    • Historical Note
      Munstead Place, completed in 1892, is considered to be one of Lutyens's first sizeable commissions. Originally called Munstead Corner, Lutyens was appointed by the wine merchant Charles Heatley and his wife, Constance, on the recommendation of Gertrude Jekyll, whose own property was nearby. Designed with inspiration taken from Randolph Caldecott's images of old West Surrey, Lutyens incorporated aspects learnt from his time in the offices of renowned architect and artist Ernest George and the works of Richard Norman Shaw to create a beautiful and characterful home constructed from Bargate stone and half-timbering all under a red-tiled roof. Within, Lutyens's distinctive design is evident throughout, with fine joinery, well-proportioned fireplaces, leaded casement windows set in oak mullions and transoms, together with the main stair, considered to be 'one of Lutyens's finest, of any period'*. Although no documents confirming Gertrude Jekyll's involvement survive, given her acquaintance with the Heatleys, the proximity of her home and the distinctive Jekyll hallmarks in the beautifully structured garden design, it is likely she would have been party to it.

      * Taken from David Cole, Sir Edwin Lutyens, the Arts and Crafts Houses

      Munstead Place, which is Grade II listed, underwent an extensive renovation between 2009 and 2012 by the current owners. The result is a high specification finish with contemporary, practical family living in mind. The interior design compliments the architectural features and heritage of the property. The location of Munstead Place is private, tranquil and rural yet the amenities of Godalming town centre are only a mile away.

      House:
      Ground floor
      - Formal reception room - Formal dining room - Vestibule - Open plan informal kitchen/reception/dining room - Pantry - Study - TV/games room - Boot room - 3 WCs - Utility room/staff kitchen/panic room - Plant room - Garbage store.
      1st floor
      - Principal bedroom, en suite and dressing room - Two guest bedrooms with en suites - Three further bedrooms - Family bathroom/panic room - Linen room and Utility room.
      Attic space
      - Plant - Significant storage provision.
      Basement
      - Comms and plant room - Storage - Bespoke wine cellar comprising: High quality finishes; Temperature controlled; c. 1,200 bottles capacity

      Staff Flat:
      - Two bedrooms - Kitchen - Lounge - Shower/WC

      Garage:
      - Two large car bays - Large store room - Wood store

      Outdoor facilities:
      Outdoor kitchen comprising stainless steel Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet equipment: Supersized grill; Two fridges; Two gas hobs; Pizza oven; Heating cabinet; Bin cabinet; Sink with hot and cold water; Various storage cabinets
      - Stainless steel bar with sink
      - Outdoor television
      - Bose speaker system to kitchen, bar and outdoor living space
      - Dining area & seating areas under pergola

      Sport Facilities:
      - Tennis court (with half court basketball court);
      - Cricket wicket
      - Croquet court
      - 5 a-side football pitch
      - Planning permission has been granted for the construction of a swimming pool and erection of an outbuilding for use as a pool plant room by Waverley Borough Council (Planning Reference: WA/2022/00559 & WA/2022/00560 ).

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    Munstead Place offers the highly sought after combination of architectural heritage and a 'turn key' finish, ideal for those keen to start enjoying life in the Surrey Hills as soon as they move in.

    Phillippa Dalby-WelshProperty agent

    Local information

    • Munstead Place is c.1 mile from the market town of Godalming, which has a range of boutique shops, coffee shots and useful every day amenities, including Waitrose and Sainsburys supermarkets. Godalming station provides trains to London Waterloo from 39 minutes and to Guildford from 6 minutes.
    • Munstead Place is located within the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it offers a network of footpaths, byways and bridle paths across some of the most scenic landscape in the South of England, from chalk downs to ancient woodland and open grassland. The Surrey Hills is also home to a wonderful array of rural enterprises with a diverse range of produce, crafts and activities for the local community to engage with.
    • Schools: Aldro, Busbridge C of E Infant & (Aided) Junior Schools, St Edmund's Primary School, Cranleigh School, Tormead School, Guildford High School, Royal Grammar School, St Catherine's School, Priors Field School, Charterhouse, King Edwards at Witley
    • Local sports/leisure facilities: Surrey Sports Park in Guildford; Charterhouse School Club; Equestrian at Heath Farm (immediate adjacent to Munstead Place) plus various otherl Golf at West Surrey Golf Club and Sailing/beach: West Wittering beach and Hayling Island
    • Distances: A3: 3 miles; M25: 15 miles; Central London/Knightsbridge: 39 miles; Heathrow Airport: 30 miles; Gatwick Airport: 32 miles
    • Local authorities: Surrey County Council and Waverley Borough Council
    • Council Tax Status: Munstead Place: Band H & The Flat, Munstead Place: Band D

    Additional information

    • Utilities: Mains Water, Mains Electricity, Mains Gas and Mains Drainage
    • EPC Exempt
    • Tenure = Freehold